FAQs

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General Questions About our Church

Where is Midway United Methodist Church located?

Midway UMC is located at 1930 Midway Road, Douglasville, GA 30135. You can view Midway’s location on a map on our location page as well as get directions to the church.

Where do I park my car?

There is plenty of parking available in two parking lots located on each side of the church. There is handicapped parking available and we also have a gulf cart shuttle that can pick you up at your vehicle and drive you to the church entrance.

How do I find out what's going on at Midway?

Our Sunday’s bulletin announcements will keep up to date with almost everything that’s happening at Midway. Another great way, of course, is to explore the web site, just like you’re doing now! Upcoming events can be also be found by accessing our online church calendar.

How do I get involved with the choir or handbells?

Midway’s music ministries always welcome interested people with talent and enthusiasm. For more information on joining these ministries, see our Director of Music after any of our services or contact the church office.

How do I find a Sunday School class?

Midway offers dynamic Sunday School classes for all age groups. Your can find more detailed information by contacting the church office at 770-942-8238. You can also ask one of our ushers before or after worship services and they can direct you to the appropriate person.

How do I get involved at Midway?

Opportunities for involvement – from small groups and volunteer opportunities to missions and music – are open to anyone who wants to participate, members and visitors alike. Announcements are often made at the beginning of worship services or are printed in the bulletin.

What is expected of members of the congregation?

Midway expects the following of its members:

  • To worship regularly
  • To continue to grow in your faith by participating in a small group study.
  • To serve God with your hands, by volunteering in service to the congregation and the community and world.
  • To give in proportion to your income.

How do I become a member of Midway United Methodist Church?

If you are interested in becoming a member of our congregation, please contact our Pastor through the church office by calling 770-942-8238.

Can I become a member if I am not a Methodist?

Absolutely!. Many people that join our church are from other faiths. There are more similarities in most main stream Christian religions than differences and we focus on those similarities. If you have been baptized, we accept your baptism and your belief in Jesus Christ and will warmly welcome you.

Questions About Our Worship & Faith

Do I have to be a member of Midway to receive Communion?

Holy Communion is open to all persons In the United Methodist Church. You do not have to be a member to participate. The only requirement is that you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.

What should I wear to church?

Feel free to wear whatever clothes make you feel most comfortable. You will see men in suits and ties as well as casual sports shirts. We care more that you’re here, than what you wear.

How long are worship services and what are they like?

Our worship services last about an hour. We suggest that you arrive about 10 minutes prior to the start of the service. The traditional services focus mostly on worship and preaching. We’ll share some announcements, express our hearts to God through music, and hear a teaching about God’s word. Our praise service on Sunday evening offer contemporary music as well as teaching about God’s word. If you need personal prayer, our altar is always available after any service.

Where do my children go during worship services?

All children can attend the various services with their parents, but our Children’s Ministry provides a children’s church for children up to seven years old. This allows you to get the most from your experience at Midway while your child has a great time in a safe, friendly kid-centered environment. Children stay with their parent until Children’s Moment and then taken to children’s church for the remainder of the service. If you have a teenager, they are invited to attend the service with you. Many of our youth often sit together and would welcome having your teenager join them. In addition, we have a nursery for infants and toddlers.

Will I have to say anything, sign anything or be singled out?

Rest assured that you won’t be put on the spot, singled-out, or embarrassed. Though we do receive an offering, we don’t want anyone to feel obligated to give. We do like to collect some basic information from people in our guest registry, but if you’d prefer not to, that’s all right with us.

What kind of church are you and what do Methodist's believe?

Midway is a United Methodist Church. We have roots going back almost 150 years in the Methodist heritage, and hold it as an important element of our history. Midway is a community church which serves Douglasville, Georgia and the surrounding community. United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith. We encourage you to read more at the web site of the United Methodist Church – or to attend our worship services.

What if I have not been baptized?

If you have not been baptized, but would like to join Midway, we’d love to help you take this important step. If you believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Savior, we invite you to be part of a brief ceremony of this outward symbol of God’s inward love for us.